On a night that the Boston Red Sox retired David Ortiz's number 34, you just had to know that the Red Sox would get a little "Papi Power" and win. Sure enough, they did, beating the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday, June 23rd.

It starts with pitching, and the Red Sox received a good start from Rick Porcello who pitched 6.1 innings, allowing 4 runs, 3 of which were earned. He gave up 8 hits and struck out 8 but didn't walk a batter. It was his first win in a month, since he beat Texas back on May 23rd.

Sandy Leon, Porcello's battery mate was 3-4 with a double, and home run, his 5th of the season. He had 4 RBIs.

Hanley Ramirez was 1-4 with a 2 run home run in the 4th inning. It was his 10th home run of the season, and 250th of his career.

David Ortiz threw out the 1st pitch, and you can tell he had missed Spring Training! It was just a bit outside!

Prior to the game, the Red Sox claimed Doug Fister off of waivers from the Angels, and he will start for the Red Sox against his former team on Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox also signed Jhonny Peralta to a minor league deal and assigned him to Pawtucket where he will play third base.

The Boston Red Sox take on the Angels Saturday night, in the 2nd game of the 3 game series with the pregame starting at 6:30 and first pitch at 7:15 on AM 1370 WDEA.


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